Thursday, September 17, 2009

Morning Sweep

Daniel Dromm, the openly gay trailblazer who ousted two-term incumbent Helen Sears and won the Democratic Primary for NYC's 25th Council District in Queens, will now face off against Republican candidate Mujib Rahman in the Nov. 3 general election.

The Advocate writes on Dromm and James Van Bramer, another openly gay Queens candidate who won his bid for election in the primary. If elected in November, these two will be the first gay councilmembers from outside of Manhattan.

This open letter by Equality Federation Executive Director Toni Broaddus does an excellent job of explaining why working to win LGBT rights on the state level is so important. The Equality Federation is the national alliance of state-based LGBT advocacy organizations, of which the Pride Agenda is a member.

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